I would like more info on the Hoyles of Haslingden, plus the Burns family from Accrington, and Baxendale. My great grandfather was a accomplished runner Samuel Brookes Hoyle, and also delivered mail in the locality especially Grane Road. Mr Burns was an accomplished tailor, from Ireland, but died suddenly, I'm interested if anyone ...Read full memory
I remember St Mary's church as a child on Easter Sunday, my foster mum was a wonderful dressmaker and she always made myself and her two girls lovely dresses and matching cardigans. Life was so uncomplecated then. I'm hoping to go and visit Haslinden around September so that's one place I will be visiting again.
My memories of growing up in Haslingden are happy. I loved where we lived on Lime Road. My dear friend lived on Hillside Road. What joy we had. We used to play in the valley or go to the local cinema. I still love the movies. I went to St Mary's junior school and then to St Aambrose (it's changed names so I've heard). I used to ...Read full memory